Lacuna Loft is excited to start introducing some guest bloggers! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Jane!
My name is Jane, and I am a migraineur – a sufferer of migraines. From a practical point of view, my migraines have put my career on hold, disrupted my social life, and constricted my world. From a more philosophical one, they have challenged my sense of identity. Am I an academic if I haven’t worked in three years? Am I a traveler and adventurer despite being frequently homebound? If I define myself by how I spend my time, and by what I do, then I am a migraineur, and an expert one at that. My headaches are essentially a full-time job.
But I don’t want my disease to be my identity. I do not “do” migraines, at least not voluntarily; this isn’t a choice I have made or a life I have pursued. So let me introduce myself again. My name is Jane, and I am an engineer. I am a writer. I am a thinker and a dreamer, a reader and a dog-walker, a novice runner and enthusiast for hand-written letters. I am an occasional traveler, a lover of silly jokes, and a blogger at Lacuna Loft.